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Wind Beach Resort
Ranked #57 of 79 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at this resort. They have two drastically different types of accommodation. The first is the subsidized rooms available to those using the dive shop. The basic no air con (free with dive shop) or upgraded air con (additional charges), and then their deluxe rooms. I can tell you that Koh Tao in general was one of the most expensive places we stayed in Thailand, and the rooms were below average for what we were paying. The deluxe rooms are nice and more modern, but also three times the price of the basic rooms. The basic rooms were dirtier. Uncomfortable bed, clean sheets, but cobwebs in the corners, centipedes, a shower that wouldn't drain, no shower curtain, and similar other complaints. The deluxe room was modern, cleaner, more comfortable bed, and a much nicer shower. The location on the beach was great, right in the center. The evening beach fire dances are quite loud, and you can easily hear the music till 2am every night in the rooms anywhere near the beach. The pool was nice, and the breakfast was not bad, but they don't offer breakfast in the standard rooms. Overall it was a split experience. Had the whole trip been in the deluxe room I would probably rate it higher, but the standard room experience is enough to drop my rating.

Advice, pick a hotel and dive shop before arriving. They will arrange free taxi service to and from the ferry. If you arrive on the island first and plan on finding something once you get there (like I did), plan on a 200 baht taxi from the pier to anywhere along the main drag (three minute drive). Doesn't matter how hard you negotiate, the taxi rates on the island are set by the local organized crime bosses, and its a scam.

Room Tip: Deluxe only unless you are ok with an "indoor camping" experience
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

The pool was beautifull, and the location is great. On the other hand, the bathroom was terrible, and it was full with cacroages and even a worm. The price is the most expensive we payed in our trip, and it Just wasnt worth it.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

For backpackers looking for a step above a hostel, Wind Beach is a good option for its clean rooms with TV and A/C, nice pool and decent breakfast.

- Room: we were in a room on the 3rd floor of the building attached to reception. The stairs to the room are probably double the height of normal stairs and would have been impossible for older guests. Other than that, the room was totally fine: clean with functioning A/C and a small terrace.
- Location: ideal location, right in central Sairee (the main town for restaurants/bars) and right on the beach (although it took around 5 minutes to get there from our room, which was the furthest). There are lots of boat taxis right outside offering day trips to different beaches. We recommend a trip to Koh Nang Yuan: although it got pretty crowded, the view from the top of the mountain is stunning and it's only around 15 minutes away.
- Wifi: internet was very slow, but worked consistently.
- Breakfast: selection was really limited and they only had instant coffee, but was glad for the option to order eggs.
- Staff: very basic English, but we liked the lady at the front desk and the waiters at the restaurant.
- Pool: nice pool area without enough chairs.

This was a good base for our 3 days in Koh Tao, but would probably opt to try somewhere a bit nicer next time.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has some nice rooms and some... Well... Not so nice rooms. But the location couldn't be better. On a busy part of the island but all the rooms are off the main road, and the pool is right on the beach! Food is great and breakfast is included! Great hotel would recommend to anyone and stay here again without a doubt!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

The location is strategic, and the hotel offers you nice and comfortable rooms (deluxe) at affordable price, and amazing sunset pool bar on the beach and a nice BBQ restaurant. the staff is very helpfull

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were in the rooms right by the reception, was slightly more expensive than other hotels but worth it if you want to treat yourself when travelling. Flat screen TV, clean bathroom, large bed, aircon with a balcony. Breakfast was including and was a buffet of cereal, watermelon, toast and eggs - also a few Thai options. Pool was nice and clean, only 4 sunbeds though! The bar and restaurant is really nice looking out onto the beach. Fire show & BBQ every night was great fun and the dancers were really talented.
The only real issue we found with this hotel was the noise that came from the bars and clubs on the street, this stopped around 1/2am but still annoying if you have an early start!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This place is well located and has a nice pool area. You can simply go there to have a drink during the day and hang out. No need to stay there to enjoy the nice things about this place.

The bungalows are located right next to pool/ bar area. Even with ear plugs we couldn't sleep, as there is music playing all night (even when nobody is at the bar) and the bed was vibrating.

The doors to the bungalow do not have a proper lock, only simple padlock, which wouldn't be so bad if wasn't for the fact that there isn't a safe.

The room itself wasn't clean at all, the toilet was discusting and we saw a bed bug.

Do not go here if you intend on staying in the bungalows

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 17 Moo 1 Haad Sairee, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #57 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range: $42 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wind Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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